A 28-year old man in Hoima district is asking government to authorize him to test his locally made weapons.
Anatoli Kiiza, a resident of Kiryangobe village in Kitoba subcounty claims that he has manufactured a missile which he can test if given the green light.
Kiiza previously made attempts to fabricate a machine similar to a
missile in June 2012 and was arrested by police at Kiryatete and later released without charge.
He now says he is in advanced stages of researching how to obtain a launch pad which could push the round-metallic devise which has a cone-shaped head where he had already installed a cylinder.
He claims that Uganda can save money which it spends on buying weapons if innovative people like him are supported to manufacture weapons.
Government spokesperson Ofwono Opondo said all innovations by Ugandans are encouraged, advising such innovators to contact local authorities who can then link them to the ministry in charge of innovation, science and technology for support.